News flash: Your worst enemy isn't inflation, deflation, a market crash, or whatever other scary financial scenarios you can think of. Rather, we ourselves, in many cases become our own worst enemies. And at any given time, our behavior simply amplifies whatever bad things might be happening around... Read More
Actively managed portfolios are not a device of nefarious origin. And neither is it a "dead exercise" as the vox populi has declared. Nevertheless, to be successful at active investing, there are some big time hurdles. Before we discuss these obstacles, let's first clarify the term "active... Read More
Among the greatest breakthroughs that exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have made is giving people complete control of their investment decisions.
On one hand, a person may want to obtain very broad and diversified exposure using just one ETF, that may hold thousands of securities. To replicate that... Read More
Portfolio diversification is an investment strategy designed to limit risk by spreading money across multiple asset classes and securities. Most financial literature along with your local financial advisor will agree that diversifying your investments is a prudent thing.
But while... Read More
The difference between well-built and poorly designed buildings can be strikingly drastic.
Take for example, I.M. Pei, the Chinese-American architect, who is a legend in his profession and has won many prestigious awards, including the Pritzker Prize. Among all the illustrious structures he's... Read More